Explore where the GOP gubernatorial candidates are getting their money — and from whom they are getting their money.
Tom Foley goes to the Republican convention next week as the public favorite for the GOP nomination for governor, tied in the general-election match up with the Democratic incumbent, Dannel P. Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
Four of Connecticut’s Republican gubernatorial contenders indicated Wednesday they would ask unionized state employees to grant concessions in 2015 – for the third time in seven years – to help balance the budget.
Connecticut donors gave $800,000 to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, money the state GOP hopes will flow back to its campaign to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a vulnerable first-term Democrat. Donors include an executive of a company promised $115 million in aid by Malloy.
One of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Tom Foley is alone in keeping secret how he intends to finance his campaign, just as he was the only candidate to skip last week’s televised debate in Hartford or to decline invitations to attend any other debate before nominating convention on May 17.
The five Republican candidates for governor who faced off in a debate Friday signed a pledge to treat each other with respect, and they did: The jabs were reserved for the man each hopes to replace, first-term Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let Connecticut voters in on the state’s worst-kept political secret Friday: He and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are running for re-election. The only surprise was the time and place of the announcement. With a wry smile, Malloy confirmed their candidacy in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building at the conclusion his monthly press conference.
Martha Dean envisioned her first gubernatorial campaign event as a hall packed with thousands, generating the quivering rush of a Saturn rocket lifting off. On Tuesday night, she settled for two dozen people sitting on folding chairs. The only rumble came from a bus.
Martha Dean told Connecticut’s largest gun group that her candidacy for governor was an opportunity for besieged gun owners to strike at a Democratic governor and General Assembly hostile to their rights — and to GOP candidates who only pay lip service to their interests. Dean says she will wage a Republican primary only if endorsed by the nominating convention in May.
Martha Dean, a favorite of tea-party activists and gun owners, announced Tuesday she is running for governor, giving the Republican field of a half-dozen candidates its only woman and its strongest conservative contender.